To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Uplifting Simple Life quotations
People know that I have adopted four principles in living my life: simple living, punctuality, hard work and prudence.
Realistic expectations for life are that we are going to be better today than we were yesterday, be better tomorrow than we were today. That's a plan for success. So [the key is] simple: just work.
The meaning of life is just to be alive.
It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
No matter who you are it's the simple things in life that lead you to believe that you can achieve anything.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
I remained a socialist for several years, even after my rejection of Marxism;
and if there could be such a thing as socialism combined with individual liberty, I would be a socialist still. For nothing could be better than living a modest, simple, and free life in an egalitarian society.
Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don't have to like it... it's just easier if you do.
dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth, a nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea.
Finding a way to live the simple life is one of life's supreme complications.
Simplify, then add lightness.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Simplify your life. Don't waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don't burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don't destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!
If you can be content right now, then you'll always be content, because it's always right now.
Take the rose—most people think it very beautiful: I don’t care for It at all. I prefer the cactus, for the simple reason that it has a more interesting personality. It has wonderfully adapted itself to its surroundings! It is the best illustration of the theory of evolution in plant life.
To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one.
It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.
You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.
And suddenly all your troubles melt away, all your worries are gone, and it is for no reason other than the look in your partner's eyes. Yes, sometimes life and love really is that simple.
The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
The thing that I really want to try and do is just live my life really openly and honestly. I think there's so much power in that, as simple as it is.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
My life is simple, my food is plain, and my quarters are uncluttered.
In all things, I have sought clarity. I face the troubles and problems of life and death willingly. Virtue, integrity and courage are my priorities. I can be approached, but never pushed; befriended but never coerced; killed but never shamed.
In life and in love, there is only that moment, the NOW.
The only reality we know is what we experience this very second. Reality is not what has passed or what has yet to come into being. Grabbing hold of this simple idea makes life magical because it brings love alive.
I've decided I'm going to live this life for some time to come.
The freedom and simple beauty is just too good to pass up.
Life is very simple. What I give out comes back to me. Today, I choose to give love.
If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process.
Minimalism is about creating complete harmony and not about making simple.